Sudbury Wolves defenceman Charlie Dodero has accepted invitation to attend the main tryout camp for the Boston Bruins in September.
The Wolves acquired the Chicago native from the Kitchener Rangers in exchange for an 8th round draft pick in October. Dodero developed into one of the Wolves' top four defencemen over the past season and is expected to be a leader on the Wolves' blueline this season as a 19-year-old.
"Charlie is one of our hardest working players both on and off the ice,” Wolves' general manager Blaine Smith said in a press release. "Charlie is a very positive person and his energy and passion for the game rubs off on other players. Charlie deserves to attend an NHL camp and we are pleased that the Bruins are giving him that opportunity."
In addition to Dodero, the Wolves have three other returning defencemen with NHL connections — Justin Sefton is drafted by the San Jose Sharks, Frank Corrado is drafted by the Vancouver Canucks, and Josh McFadden has been invited to the Montreal Canadiens main camp.
"Our blueline has become a strength for us heading into the 2011-12 season," Smith said. "We have a young, skilled, mobile, gritty group of defencemen with good size. We are confident in them and we like the leadership and positive attitude that they all bring to this year's team."
The Wolves also have Ryan Hanes (19), Frank Schumacher (17), Cody Mintz (17) and Jeff Corbett (16) set to return to the Wolves' blueline this season.
Some young prospects are also looking to crack the Wolves' line-up this season including, Tyler Prong (17), Michael Rouleau (17) and Evan deHaan (16).
- Posted by Laurel Myers